The human face of war

harry patch quote

kenji gotoA Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, captured and executed in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Isis,  is rightly remembered, but – in general – the killing of 2000 Palestinians (July-August 2014) is referred to only by that impersonal number.

Is this a cynical media selection of the messages they know their political and corporate masters wish to convey to their voters ?

Gaza health official, Dr Ashraf al-Qedra, gives recognition and respect by naming many of the dead and his list may be read here.

In 2003, pictures of 42 British soldiers who had died in Iraq to date were cut, pasted and filed (scanned below). As the Independent on Sunday headed it “Forty-two reasons why we should be told the truth about the conflict”.

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Truthful media headlines and photographs would bear out the words of WW1 veteran Harry Patch: “War is organised murder, and nothing else.

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